Faculty Advisor

Ludwig, Reinhold


The objective of this project is to develop a radio frequency coil for high-field magnetic resonance imaging based on the TEM resonator model. The operational frequency of this coil is 500 MHz corresponding to a static magnetic field strength of 11.74 Teslas. Steps towards designing and building a first run prototype will include: simulation and optimization, procuring parts and materials, assembly, bench testing, and finally site testing in an 11.7 T MRI system at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, MD.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2002


Electrical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Program

Electrical and Computer Engineering